O'Reilly Drupal book

In a recent tweet, Tim O'Reilly announced that the O'Reilly Drupal book is released from O'Reilly. The book will start shipping later this month so time to order your copies, folks!

I provided technical review of some early versions of chapters, and I can tell you that the book is as good as you'd suspect it would be from Lullabot and O'Reilly. The book does an excellent job explaining how to rapidly assemble a wide variety of websites using some of Drupal’s most commonly used modules. Whether you are new to building Drupal websites or an experienced programmer, by the end of this book, you’ll be much more prepared to build the Drupal site of your dreams.

I've always had a healthy fetish for O'Reilly books, so I'll dance from happiness the day the "Using Drupal" book shows up at my doorstep. Thanks Angela, Addi, Nate, Jeff Eaton, James, and Jeff Robbins!

Oreilly book cover


Itkovian (not verified):

I've checked the prices at both amazon.com and amazon.co.uk: $40.11 from $44.99 and £19.59 from £31.99, respectively. The latter store is definiteley cheaper than the former, with a 39% off reduction. So if you are in Europe, do not hesitate to order there.

In case the reductions are personalised, proof: UK Store and US Store. As far as you trust screenshots I take, that is.

December 3, 2008
ineation (not verified):

Having a look at the index it seems that this book bridges the gap between a beginner's book such as Building Powerful and Robust Websites with Drupal 6 and pro books for developpers such as Pro Drupal Development.

To me the ideal target are intermediary users, not really experienced programmers. But I have to say this is great news for the expansion of the community.

I might try to get my hand on one of these books to do a review on my blog.

By the way any chance for a french translation ?

December 3, 2008
Jeff Eaton (not verified):

To me the ideal target are intermediary users, not really experienced programmers. But I have to say this is great news for the expansion of the community.

That's exactly the group of people the book was intended for! There are a number of books that are out there now to help developers come up to speed on Drupal's APIs and development practices but none that really explore the complexities of assembling full sites from the many-small-pieces of the Drupal contrib world.

It's a really important part of the Drupal approach to building sites (in our opinion at least!) and it's one of those things that is rarely talked about directly... hopefully the book will help people absorb that philosophy as well as the pragmatic details!

Thanks for the shout-out, Dries... I hope you like it when it arrives!

December 3, 2008
webchick (not verified):

Incidentally, due to travel, illness, and wacky weather fun, your copy didn't get put into the mail until earlier this week. :( SO sorry about the delay. :( Hope it lands on your doorstep soon!! :)

January 10, 2009
Doug Adderley (not verified):

I just received my copy my pre-ordered copy from amazon.ca. I am really enjoying it.
I have been using Drupal since 4.6 and have never had a Drupal book. I have relied solely on postings in drupal.org and lots of trial and error to develop my Drupal skill set. It has been an interesting process so far; this book is a real treat.

January 10, 2009


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